Sammy Davis Jr.
Free for Seniors 70+ with ticket
Director: Sam Pollard
Documentary / USA / 100 minutes / 2018 / English
Tuesday, March 13 / 1:00 PM / Mandell JCC, Innovation Center - light refreshments will follow
A star-studded roster of interviewees including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear,
Quincy Jones, and Billy Crystal, pay tribute to the legendary dancer, singer, impressionist,
and actor in this exhilarating film about Sammy Davis, Jr. that will leave you gasping in awe
and delight. A star of stage and screen and member of the legendary Rat Pack, Sammy
Davis, Jr. broke racial and religious barriers during his iconic career as a performer and
patriot, and through it all he remained as devoted to Judaism as he was to entertainment.
With never-before-seen photographs from his vast personal collection and excerpts from his
electric performances on television, film and concerts, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the
major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.